THE LAUGHTER FACTORY
The Laughter Factory’s
‘Start 2020 Completely Wrong! tour’
Did you know that all life’s problems can be solved with laughter! So, join us at this month’s best comedy show and laugh all your troubles away!
This fabulous, fun night out, is like no other. ‘All Killer, No Filler’ is the Laughter Factory mantra.
Compere extraordinaire, Stephen Grant is the winner of several of the UKs most prestigious compere awards.
Described by The Scotsman, “Brilliant. This show will have you chuckling to yourself hours afterwards.”
Stephen Grant never fails to blow away his audiences, with his witty, sophisticated examination of almost everything.
Making his debut performance will be Matt Reed. This cheeky Geordie is not for the faint hearted, but for those who like their comedy with some meat on its bones, Matt Reed is ‘Fillet Mignon, served rare’.
Finally, deliciously defiant Peter White is one of the biggest names to come off the ‘Just for Laughs’ comedy festival in Montreal. This hugely gifted Canadian funny man is what happens when genius and humor collide.
So come join the fun and set your watch to ‘happy o’clock’. Leave your inhibitions at the door. The Laughter Factory will leave you feeling fabulous.
Where and when:
The Laughter Factory, January 2020 tour dates
Thursday 9th January – Movenpick JBR, Dubai 9PM
Friday 10th January – Studio One Hotel, Dubai 9PM
Wednesday 15th January – Park Rotana, Abu Dhabi, 8PM
Thursday 16th January – Grand Millennium, Barsha Heights 9PM
Regular Tickets, priced at AED 160 including VAT
Early Bird Tickets at AED 140 available until and including 2nd January.
Parties and group discounts call 0508786728.
Visit www.thelaughterfactory.com to make a booking today
Meet the comics
WINNER BEST COMPERE – CHORTLE AWARDS 2011
RUNNER UP BEST COMEDY SHOW – LATEST AWARDS 2010
NOMINEE BEST COMPERE – CHORTLE AWARDS 2010
FINALIST BEST COMPERE – CHORTLE AWARDS 2009
FINALIST – COMEDY WRITER – MIPTV CANNES 2009
WINNER BEST COMPERE – CHORTLE AWARDS 2008
WINNER BEST COMEDIAN – JUICY AWARD 2003
FINALIST – DAILY TELEGRAPH OPEN MIC AWARD 1998
FINALIST – SO YOU THINK YOU’RE FUNNY? 1997
A repeat award winner of Best UK Compere, Stephen Grantis one of the hardest working comedy performers and writers in the UK. He is the host of the Krater Comedy Club at Komedia, which has won Best Comedy Venue in the South for an unprecedented amount of times and is a regular headliner at The Comedy Store in Leicester Square.
He possesses an energy and intellect which combined with his eight years in the corporate world make for a perfect experienced host and entertainer for any event. Clients often return to Stephen for repeat engagements due to his ability to vary his content and material, often tailoring it specific to the client’s requirements and industry.
Stephen still finds the time to headline and MC gigs all over the country, as well as being a regular guest on The Cutting Edge at The Comedy Store, deputizing presenter on BBC Southern Counties Radio, warming up and performing on some of the biggest comedy shows on TV. His speed and dynamism create a magical energy which has audiences rapt and hanging onto his every word. It is this that led Stephen to writting for Rob Beckett on Mock the Week and for writing for Russell Kane on Live at the Electric as well as forLee Nelson’s Well Good Show for Avalon TV and Seann Walsh for Channel 4’s Stand Up For The Week.
Tour support for Russell Kane
Regular compere at Krater Comedy Club, Komedia
Regular act at Tag Comedy, Komedia
Regular contributo & guest at The Cutting Edge, The Comedy Store
Stephen is in great demand as a compere and headliner at all the major clubs in the UK and also regularly performs overseas including several return trips to China, Singapore, Dubai and Budapest and a run on a Mediterranean Cruise.
Stephen Grant: Second, Sunipa Pictures 2009
Stephen Grant: Taken For Granted, Sunipa Pictures 2008
Stephen Grant: Live at the Theatre Royal, Sunipa Pictures 2006
“Right from the word go his audience were in fits of laughter as we were subjected to his relentless comedy. Comedy bordering on genius.” Three Weeks ★★★★★
“He turned his comedy focus from the larger picture over to the smaller one, mining comedy gold along the way. Perfect anecdotal material, his happiness was boisterous and infectious.” The Latest 7 ★★★★★
“He’s famously pedantic, relentlessly logical and with the kind of comedy vision that can see round corners. You’re never more than 15 seconds away from a really good laugh.”Chortle ★★★★★
“Engaging, warm and likeable.” Scotland on Sunday
“Genius.” The List ★★★★
“Brilliant. This show will have you chuckling to yourself hours afterwards.” The Scotsman ★★★★
“This is tight, intelligent comedy at its best. Damn funny.”Three Weeks ★★★★
“Classic stand-up of the highest order; solid, very funny and deeply incisive.” Skinny Fest ★★★★
“Excellent.” One4Review ★★★★
“Unique and hilarious.” Broadway Baby ★★★★
“An unstoppable, ebullient motor mouth. That kind of hard-to-fake passion and cheeriness is what makes comedy-goers warm to him, and what is his greatest strength” Chortle
“Grant, whose regular slot at the Brighton Komedia Club has earned him a cult status, is an engaging host and an easy person to spend an hour with.” The Independent
“Grant revels in his slick geekiness and this show is an absolute pleasure, an intelligent fast-paced whirlwind of thoughts and theories, all wrapped up beautifully with a bit of wonderfully nerdish IT.” The List ★★★★
“Consummate comedian.” Time Out
As cheeky as he is wonderfully brutal, Sunderland boy Matt is a welcome addition to any comedy night entertaining the crowd while skilfully destroying any heckler that crosses his path. A regular face at all the major clubs in the country Matt is also in great demand as MC for music festivals, burlesque nights and corporate occasions. He and Viz’s Simon Donald run a monthly quiz night from The Stand in Newcastle where Matt is also a regular at Red Raw.
He is in great demand as a host and headliner for club nights, festivals and corporates around the country, and is booked up to a year in advance for weekend gigs.His affable style has won him fans across the country, playing with the crowd with a natural rapport found in few comics. Not for the faint-hearted, Matt dishes out all styles of material from the delightfully perverse to unique observations and audience interaction.
"Brilliant, always original...one of the newest stars of comedy...the finest compere I’ve seen in a long time..." The Leeds Guide
"Fantastic and talented up and comer...a future in comedy assured" The Independent
Matt’s link https://youtu.be/r6_JspvLVrw
Originally from Nova Scotia, Canada, Peter White was a computer engineer. He went to school for it. Unfortunately it took him a long time to realize that he hated engineering with a passion. Luckily he found comedy.
He started performing stand-up comedy in 2005, and within a year was named one of the “Top 5 Up and Coming Comedians in Canada” by CBC Radio’s So, You Think You’re Funny? Quickly he began headlining clubs, universities and theatres across the country. He's a favorite at festivals all across Canada, including the Prestigious Just For Laugh’s Comedy Festival, as well as three consecutive years at the Halifax Comedy Festival.In 2010 Peter recorded an hour long stand up special which can be seen in Canada on CTV and the Comedy Network’s.Since arriving in the UK Peter has been invited to appear on Comedy Central’s Comedy Store Live.
Peter is also a very accomplished writer. He has written for the Gemini Award Winning This Hour Has 22 Minutes and the Gemini Award Nominated That’s So Weird on YTV. He has also written and performed pieces for CBC Radio One and XM Satellite Radio. His writing has been nominated for both a Canadian Comedy Award and a Writer’s Guild of Canada Award.
Now based in London, Peter can be found performing at clubs across the UK and throughout Europe, and has quickly established himself as one of the top new comics to watch on the circuit.
"People adore Peter White!" - The Coast, Halifax Newspaper
"One of the Top 5 up and coming comics in Canada" - CBC Radio One
About The Laughter Factory
The Laughter Factory is the Middle East's longest-running comedy night, proudly making the GCC laugh since 1997.
The Laughter Factory hosts a fresh bill of three top professional comedians every month, many already familiar stars of the screen on hit USA and UK TV shows.
With a reputation for quality and a sharp eye for talent, The Laughter Factory has showcased reams of A-list comics on their way to superstardom, including, Russell Peters, Michael McIntyre, Dara O'Brien, Mickey Flanagan, Jason Manford, Sarah Millican, Kevin Bridges and Frankie Boyle.
The Laughter Factory's commitment to comedy has been recognized by numerous publications, winning several accolades over its two-decade history, including several’ best comedy night’ awards from Time Out Dubai.
Gail Clough (co-founder)
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